A 22-year-old Los Angeles man on parole was behind bars Sunday in connection with the drive-in, smash and grab burglary at the store in The Promenade.
Equonne Romon Howard was booked into the Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of burglary and parole violation.
Howard was being held on a no-bail commit and was ordered to court Monday at the Southwest Justice Center.
The burglary occurred about 5 a.m. Thursday at the store at 40764 Winchester Road, officials said.
According to sheriff's Sgt. Kevin McDonald, three suspects got out of a blue BMW SUV and started grabbing items off display shelves; as the three looted, the driver repeatedly rammed the security gate, which had clanked down behind the vehicle as it entered.
They all wore gloves, dark clothing covered their entire bodies and hooded sweatshirts were worn over heads and faces, McDonald said.
A few hours later -- about 9 a.m. -- a sheriff's deputy from the Temecula station spotted a man walking around the mall and stopped him, linked him to the suspect vehicle and took him in on a state parole hold.
Investigators found the BMW allegedly used in the burglary in the area of Ynez and Winchester roads; ; it had sustained severe damage.
No more information on the other suspects was immediately available.